Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery (RADD)
As lawmakers consider reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, the student aid programs continue to face severe funding and efficiency problems. With grant assistance from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through Phase 1 of their “Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery” (RADD) project, NASFAA on February 13, 2013 released a policy brief examining the current systems of student aid with an eye towards reimagining how they could be improved in the future. The report included input, suggestions and feedback from NASFAA members across the nation and other members of the higher education community.
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Through a second Gates Foundation grant, NASFAA then partnered with eight other student-aid advocacy and research organizations to look specifically at challenges pertaining to student loan repayment, as part of “Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery (RADD): Phase 2.”
NASFAA has created a resource page linking to RADD reports produced by other grantee organizations, as well as a summary matrix highlighting points of alignment in policy themes between grantees. The matrix is not intended to be a comprehensive analysis of the RADD reports released by the 16 organizations, but rather attempts to capture common themes for reform and review of the financial aid programs.
Craig Munier, director of the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and 2013-14 NASFAA national chair, discusses the work of the RADD Task Force at the 2013 NASFAA National Conference.
Although the formal RADD listening sessions have now come to a close, we'll continue to draw on the expertise of members as reauthorization approaches. To participate and help improve student aid:
RADD Discussion Group
- Craig Munier, Chair, University of Nebraska
- Tom Babel, Devry Inc.
- Pam Fowler, University of Michigan
- Candi Frazier, West Virginia University
- Lisa Hanson, Carl Sandburg College
- Patricia Hurley, Glendale Community College
- Doug Levy, Macomb Community College
- Dawn Mosisa, Johns Hopkins University
- Susan Murphy, University of San Francisco
- Mary Nucciarone, University of Notre Dame
- Eileen O'Leary, Stonehill College
- Shirley Ort, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Tami Sato, Southern California College of Optometry